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    Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

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    February 16, 2015

    Russia now edges out North Korea as the country Americans consider the United States' greatest enemy. Two years ago, only 2% of Americans named Russia, but that increased to 9% in 2014 as tensions between Russia and the U.S. increased, and now sits at 18%. Americans have also become significantly more likely to view Russia's military power as a critical threat to the U.S. -- 49% now hold this view, compared with 32% a year ago.

    Americans' basic views of Russia are the worst Gallup has measured in its 26-year trend, with 24% having favorable and 70% unfavorable views. Russia's favorable rating has declined 10 points in each of the last two years. Just three years ago, Americans' views of Russia were more positive than negative. Americans' ratings of Russian President Vladimir Putin are even worse than their ratings of the country more generally, as 13% have a favorable and 72% an unfavorable view of Putin.
    Not surprising at all. Americans are indeed keeping abreast of Russian military expansionism in Europe and Putin's dishonesty and manipulations.


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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Oh boy, it's been the Germans and the Japanese and the Soviets and the Vietnamese, and the Chinese, and the Iranians and the Iraqis and the Syrians and the Libyans and........I'm sure I'm leaving somebody out. Main beneficiary to all this continual fear mongering and conflict, the MIC.
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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
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    Not surprising at all. Americans are indeed keeping abreast of Russian military expansionism in Europe and Putin's dishonesty and manipulations.
    Yes. It seems quite rational to increasingly think about Russia as a threat as its threat grows. Putin is seriously dangerous. There is no doubt. But presently the real danger is more his activity in South America. Only if he can split the EU or the EU from the USA would the situation immediately deteriorate.

    But this is all very little dangerous compared to what will be, when multipolarity is further developed.

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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    What once was old is new again.
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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Oh boy, it's been the Germans and the Japanese and the Soviets and the Vietnamese, and the Chinese, and the Iranians and the Iraqis and the Syrians and the Libyans and........I'm sure I'm leaving somebody out. Main beneficiary to all this continual fear mongering and conflict, the MIC.

    Yeah, because none of those guys were ever a serious threat to anyone, right?


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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    What once was old is new again.
    Well, I mean we can't be running out of enemies.
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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yeah, because none of those guys were ever a serious threat to anyone, right?


    (/irony)
    Oh sure, probably everyone of them threatened US hegemony, and US business, I'll not deny that.
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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well, I mean we can't be running out of enemies.
    Reminds me of a thread about spying on Germany. Someone posted that we shouldn't spy on our friends and of course someone else came back that they won't always be your friends.
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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Reminds me of a thread about spying on Germany. Someone posted that we shouldn't spy on our friends and of course someone else came back that they won't always be your friends.
    Point!!
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    Re: Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Oh sure, probably everyone of them threatened US hegemony, and US business, I'll not deny that.



    Yeah, can't let them threaten business or Jiminy, or anything. And there were those little peccadillos like the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, Nanking, and the soviet's ruling eastern Europe for fifty years...

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